ADULT | GENERAL PROGRAMMING
Summer Concerts are in full swing. Join us this Thursday for a Wauconda favorite, folk duo Patchouli. Plan on getting to the library a little early? Stop by the Cook House for a guided tour and chat about local history! 
KIDS CITY | FAMILY PROGRAMS
Mommy & Me Yoga for Walking Toddlers
Chenoa Lorenzo from Silver Lotus Yoga will return to teach yoga poses and techniques for caregivers and kids. 

Thursday, July 27 | 9:30 a.m.
Our Summer Waves: Summer Reading and Activity Program is sadly coming to an end. Finish logging and redeeming yours and your family's prizes and pins by July 31st--You all did great! 

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Book Store by Matthew Sullivan


What a great summer read!  Part mystery, part ghost story, this is a tale of love, love of books, of family and what it means to belong which held me captive from page one.  I also loved the setting - Denver, Colorado, and the subtle comparisons between the fictional Bright Ideas Book Store and the real Tattered Cover Book Store in downtown Denver.  Wonderful story and a true page turner! (New Adult Fiction)


Submitted by Terri S. 
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Hello, Sunshine

by Leila Howland

 

Becca Harrington, a Bostonian college reject, decides to make the most of her year off by moving to Hollywood and starting after her dreams. Things get off to a really rough start. Her boyfriend of two years breaks up with her on his way to Stanford and landing an acting job is tough. Luckily, Becca’s charming and smart and shy yet unapologetically herself. A fun read about exploring your options in life.
(YA Fiction)

Submitted by Emily D. 

 


Hiding the Past (The Forensic Genealogist, #1)
By Nathan Dylan Goodwin
 

Really enjoyed this. I had previously read another 'genealogist as detective' story by a different author, but I enjoyed this one much more. The story was reasonably believable and moved along at a good clip, with several different plots going at once; the characters were likeable, and I really didn't foresee the resolution. I'm definitely going to read book 2. (New Adult Mystery)  

Submitted by Lynn M.

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
Winner of the 2018 Rebecca Caudill Award


Perry is 12 years old, and has had a very unusual childhood. He was born in a minimum security prison shortly after his mom started serving a term for manslaughter, and due to Warden Daugherty pulling a few strings, he has grown up inside the prison, sleeping in a little bedroom connected to the warden's office. When a new district attorney more interested in good press than in truly helping people sticks his nose in, Perry is pulled from his mom and forced into a rather unusual foster home. I was surprised at how terrific this book is. Perry is a very real kid with believable emotions, and he works very hard to control his feelings and work as hard as he needs to in order to get back to his mom. (YA Fiction)  


Submitted by Katie B.  
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